"If HB2 was right to begin with, which I believe it was, then why are we repealing it? If it is wrong, then why wait four years to fix it? Such ambiguity undercuts the legitimacy of a law that we have fought so hard to defend. We are yielding the moral high ground and giving in to a new form of corporate extortion from an unaccountable, out of state, non-elected, tax-exempt organization (NCAA) and for what?... a ballgame? Why are we allowing them to dictate to us, laws that govern the protection of our people? We should have the backbone to tell them to take a hike."
“The recent economic forecast reported by the Associated Press has no basis in fact and is another attempt to mislead and confuse the public through a bogus headline.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: "If Governor Cooper's proposed bill for repealing HB2 becomes law, it will create a state-sanctioned 'Look But Don't Touch' policy in our bathrooms. Heterosexual men will be able to access women's showers and bathrooms by simply posing as a transgender individual. They will be able to watch women and children shower, or shower next to them.
Lt. Governor Dan Forest today announced his intention to work with members of the General Assembly to pass the “Restore Campus Free Speech Act”. Recently, in spectacles that have been broadcast around the nation, speakers at college campuses are being denied their first amendment rights to freedom of speech. This proposed legislation would ensure the First Amendment right of freedom of speech is upheld on North Carolina public university campuses.
For Immediate Release: Lt. Governor Dan Forest's Statement on NCAA Decision
RALEIGH -- Today, Lt. Governor Dan Forest presented the Hispanic Outreach Task Force findings surrounding Hispanic participation in Public Charter Schools at the State Board of Education Meeting. The presentation focused on why Hispanics are underserved in public charter schools, using research and analysis of studies and focus groups from around the nation, as well as surveys conducted in North Carolina.
Lt. Governor Dan Forest releases statement on NBA's decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game:
Lt. Governor Dan Forest issued the following statement on today's Supreme Court ruling:
Over the next three months, Lt. Governor Dan Forest will lead a task force with the goal of devising a strategy to increase Hispanic awareness of school choice opportunities.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest released the following statement in response to President Obama's bathroom policy directive: